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October 5: D River Annual Fall Kite Festival in Lincoln City. Join us to decorate the family lodge for autumn and Halloween. Snacks provided.
October 26: Halloween festivities!
October 5, 12, 19, & 26: Join in the crazy fun with our very own Super Candy Bar Bingo fun at 1 p.m. in the South Clubhouse. Then hang around for our Ice Cream Social at 2 p.m. in the South Clubhouse. We serve up some yummy cones, sundaes, and floats.
October 31: Whalers Halloween Festival Party! Come join the fun in our South Clubhouse Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. We’ll have fun games, costume contest and pumpkin carving contest! Be sure to watch out for the friendly spooks!
October 13: Holiday Potluck (member generated) at 5 p.m.
October 26: We will be hosting our 4th Annual Halloween Bash. Join us for campsite Trick or Treat, followed by a hot supper of Witches Brew Stew and ghostly games, crafts and other ghoulish fun.
October 12: Canadian Thanksgiving: Potluck Turkey Dinner and we supply the turkey, stuffing, gravy and potatoes. We ask that you bring a veggie and dessert.
October 26-27: Halloween at La Conner: We will have a haunted house, Trick or Treat for kids, site decorating and pumpkin carving contests and tons of fun for kids and adults alike.
Through October 15
October is all about Monsters & Demons & Zombies: OH MY!
October 4-6: Crafters Holiday/Radio Control Boat Races: The theme for the Friday Night Potluck is Fall Casseroles; remember to sign up in the Adult Lodge and bring your recipe if you can. Join us for a Crafters Holiday; we’ll have stations set up for various projects including seasonal jewelry, greeting cards, scrapbooking and an “It’s never too early to start” Christmas Crafting Ornament. Don’t forget Friday night Brown Bag Bingo or Saturday Candy Bar Bingo and the Ice Cream Social. RC Boats will be racing in B Section on Friday and Saturday.
October 11-13: Getting Ready for Ghouls: Join us for the Friday Night “Souper” Potluck Social. Bring a pot of your favorite soup and a copy of the recipe and we’ll have a bread, cracker and soup potluck. Bring a fall or Halloween themed prize and stay for Brown Bag Bingo. Fall/Halloween is the theme for Crafts, Cards and Scrapbooking this week. Don’t get spooked in a Ghost and Goblin Scavenger Hunt on Saturday.
October 18-20: Hydroplane Races: Join us for the always exhilarating Hydroplane Boat Races. These races are a Lake Minden favorite for heart pounding excitement. Take a break from the races for Candy Bar Bingo and the Ice Cream Social. Don’t forget to join us Saturday night for a good old-fashioned Barn Dance. (Swim Beaches will be closed during the boat races).
October 25, 27 and 31: Mysterious Monsters: This will be a weekend of Ghoulish Halloween Fun. Don’t be chilled to the bone. Bring your favorite addition for chili for a Chili Potluck Social. Up for some fun? Dress for dinner in your deadliest costume and you may win a prize. Also Saturday is tailgate Trick or Treat. On Thursday the 31st we’ll have our traditional hayride Trick or Treating.
Lake of the Springs
Throughout October: Breakfast is served every Saturday and Sunday, and dinner is served every Saturday. Also, every Saturday, John Carter performs at the Family Campfire Sing-along and Marshmallow Roast.
October 5: Family Dance with DJ Ana Maria.
October 12: DJ Mike Allen at the Family Dance.
October 19: DJ Mike Allen at the Family Dance.
October 26: Halloween Celebration: Ghosts and goblins of all ages will not want to miss our Halloween Bash - it will be a fun-filled day. We will start with a Kids’ Fishing Derby, followed by pumpkin carving and site decorating contests. The kids can roast weenies at the campfire before going Trick or Treating. Come on in if you dare; the Haunted House is waiting for you. Then, everyone will have a goblin good time at the Monster Mash Dance and Costume Contest.
October 25-26: Welcome Back Weekend. Summer has ended and we are ready to start a brand new season with a fun-filled weekend. On Friday we will have a scrapbook class so you can display your summer pictures, and Friday night there will be an outdoor movie. We will have Halloween themed activities for little ghosts and goblins on Saturday. We end the day with our Welcome Back Pool Party. There will be an All You Can Eat Pasta Dinner and a contest of decorated Halloween Hats! Don’t miss out on the FUN!
October 4-5: Blues, Brews & BBQ! Rock out at Pio Pico and enjoy our delicious BBQ with classic cars and blues music.
October 11-12: Art in the Park: Enjoy making crafts all day while relaxing on the lawn.
October 18-19: Nature Weekend: Project Wildlife brings fun and excitement to Pio Pico with their animals and information.
October 25-26: Halloween ‘Spook’tacular. Come to Pio Pico for Trick or Treating in the park and be scared beyond belief!
Throughout October: Every Saturday from 11 a.m to noon come on down to the arena to watch the stock dogs herding sheep and cattle and stay for the bucking bull demo. Get up close and personal with our young bulls as we prepare them for a future in the rodeo! A definite photo op. Each weekend join in the fun and hop on board the famous Rancho Oso hay wagon to take a tour of our beautiful resort. Wagon will drop off passengers at the barn for the stock dog and bucking bull demo and barn tour. Don’t forget to call the stables at (805) 683-5110 and book your unforgettable horseback ride for ages 8 and over. Of course, your little buckaroos can get their first ride on a big horse, led by one of our friendly wranglers. This is a great photo op for your scrapbook. The early fall weather is perfect for hiking, swimming, riding, photography or wine tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley, only a scenic half hour drive away. Don’t want to drive? You can easily arrange a guided winery tour with a local tour company. Later on Saturday, join us for the Ice Cream Social to make your favorite sundae or hot chocolate. Keep the weekend sweet with Candy Bar Bingo. Check out our breakfast Friday through Sunday and dinners Friday and Saturday at the Stone Lodge Kitchen. Our chuck wagon is open and serving lunch on Saturdays offer great burgers.
October 26: Halloween Fun with pumpkin painting, costume contest and Trick or Treat!
October 11-13: Columbus Day Celebration: Who sailed the ocean blue? Christopher Columbus, of course! It will be an educational time with the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria. Crafts, coloring contest of the ships and many more activities. Come join the fun.
October 25-27: Halloween Costume Party: On Saturday, all ghosts and goblins should come to the kids’ party in the afternoon and don’t forget the adult costume party at night. This is our last big hoopla for the season and we always do it up right. There will be lots of treats and goodies for all. Our haunted hayride just gets better and better and this year we will have another big surprise for you! Come and see!
October 5: Family Feud Weekend: Bring the family and enter our Family Feud game and see if your family is smarter than the other families.
October 12: Columbus Day Weekend: Let’s take this weekend and celebrate Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the new world. Come join us for a parade and a lot of exciting games.
October 19: Hobo Weekend: Come join us for a Brown Bag Bingo and a Hobo Dress Up contest.
October 26: Halloween Weekend: We will be having a carnival with popcorn, caramel apples, sausage on a stick and games. Our Annual Trick or Treat and Haunted Trail will be better than ever. So come and enjoy.
October 12: The CASA Chili Cook-Off folks will be here!
October 19: Homecoming! Visit with new and old Thousand Trails family members. October 26: Halloween - it’s a surprise.
October 5: Bingo Weekend: Let’s start the day with kids’ crafts, then on to Ice Cream Bingo (winners will receive a free bowl of ice cream during the Ice Cream Social.) We will also play Candy Bar Bingo and end the evening with Mystery Bingo. Ice Cream and Cake in the afternoon to celebrate October Birthdays and Anniversaries. Top of the Trail will be closed.
October 12: Oktoberfest: Craft sale starts off the morning followed by kids’ crafts, root beer chugging and sauerkraut and sausage eating contest. Plus, we’ll have an Ice Cream Social, Candy Game and Top of the Trail will have German dinner in the evening followed by waltz and polka contest. October 19: Relaxation Weekend: Kick back and enjoy the day.
October 26: Halloween Celebration! Start the day off with a craft sale. Then, let’s carve some pumpkins into Jack-o-lanterns. We’ll have pinatas and apple bobbing on the pavilion. Wear your best attire for the Halloween Costume Contest. Well do some Trick or Treating. If you are not too afraid, come to the Haunted Mini-carnival in the evening.
Saturdays in October
October 26: Halloween Party: Trick or Treat around the preserve begins at 2 p.m. Party from 8 to 10 p.m. includes haunted walk, rig decorating contest, Pure Country Gold Band in the Ballroom, adult and kids’ costume contest, prizes and treats.
October 4-6: Wild West Weekend: Event starts out with a Friday night hayride at dark. Saturday is full of fun with kids’ crafts and a donut and coffee social (manager will be present.) We will have a showdown at the Old Red Barn followed by a decorated golf cart parade. Best decorated cart wins a prize. At 5 p.m. we will have a cook-out at the Old Red Barn, followed by a boot-scootin’ good time as the band Raw Country performs. Plus Bingo on Sunday.
October 11-13: Oktober Heritage Fest Weekend: Folks come from all over to attend the Lewis County Oktober Heritage Fest. Streets are filled with food vendors, live music, and there are yard sales for miles. At the preserve, we will have a Friday night movie, Saturday morning breakfast buffet at the Town Hall, a cornhole tournament Saturday night and indoor baseball for the kids. Plus Bingo on Sunday.
October 26: Halloween weekend with Trick or Treating and a spooky and thrilling haunted trail! All ghouls welcome!
Month Long Festivities Throughout the Area
October 12: Leaf Peeper Weekend includes a guided hike to Mt. Agamenticus, the highest point in southern Maine. We will host a complimentary picnic at the top! Columbus Day Weekend includes our annual Halloween themed hayrides, Trick or Treat, burgers and hot dogs and a Pancake Sunday Breakfast.
Gateway to Cape Cod
May through October
October 12-13: Columbus Day Weekend: Marathon Crafting Spectacular! Enjoy the Oktoberfests, corn maze and pumpkin picking but leave some time for our Holiday Craft-athon. All holidays included.
October 26: Halloween Celebration: Trick or Treat, pumpkin decorating, costume parade, Monster Mash DJ party, and site decorating. A full day of Halloween fun!
Weekends through October 20
Weekends through November 2
Timothy Lake North & South
October 4-6: End of Summer Party Weekend: Stargazer & Science Weekend: What better time of year to look at the sky on a crisp fall evening! Kids will be making their own stargazers and we will be discussing the different constellations. Halloween On-Site Begins for Site Decorators.
October 11-13: Autumn Timber Festival: Shawnee Mountain Annual Timber Festival is back and you can buy your discounted tickets at Timothy Lake South. For more info, check out shawneemt.com.
October 18-20: Little Camp of Horrors: Join us for the first of our Spooktacular Weekends! Activities such as face painting, pumpkin painting, arts & crafts, ghost hunt, site decorating contest, pumpkin patch and trick or treating only just touches what we will be offering for a weekend of family fun. Fantasy Karaoke will be rounding out our Masquerade Ball at North. Plus, Timothy Lake’s Haunted House at the Old Welcome Center at North.
October 25-27: Things That Go Bump in the Night: If you missed them, or just could not get enough of it, this weekend is a repeat of the activities listed above but with our Frightful Fantasy Karaoke at North for our Masquerade Ball and our Haunted House at the Old Welcome Center at North.
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